Summary of the week
Well done for reaching the end of Week 3 of Future Food. We hope you enjoyed it, and now feel you have a better understanding of the threats to food security, including:
The effects of climate change on agriculture and how ‘climate-smart’ agriculture may help
The role of soil conservation
The costs and benefits of novel technologies
Next week we’ll be exploring the politics and economics of food. We’ll learn about family farms and smallholders, world trade and markets, ecosystem services and sustainable intensification.
In the meantime, why not visit a farm or community food garden near you and try to apply what you learnt this week. Do you see climate-smart practices or climate stress? Evidence of soil conservation or poor soil health? Technology that is efficient or cumbersome?
See you next week!
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